Walking Beam Furnace

A walking beam furnace represents the state-of-the-art of efficient reheating furnaces. In a walking beam furnace, the stock is placed on stationary ridges and a revolving beam walks the product along through the furnace until the exit where the beam returns to the furnace entrance. In a US based plant substantial savings in fuel and electricity consumptions were realized by installing a walking beam furnace and employing a state-of-the-art combustion control system . 

Development Status Products
Commercial
steel

Walking Beam FurnaceCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Rolling Mills
Energy Savings Potential

Compared to three pusher type of furnaces, installation of a walking beam furnace together with a state-of-the-art control system reduced energy and fuel consumption by 25% and 37.5%, respectively. 

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential
Costs

Lower operational costs compared to alternative transmission systems.